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TAFT (Soundex T130) — See also DAFT, TAFF, TEFFT, TEFT, TIFFT, TIFT, TOFTE, TUFT.

  TAFT: See also Evelyn Atwood — Ezra Taft Benson — Fifi Taft Clay — Emily Taft Douglas — David Alvaro Felt — Arthur Chester Frost — David Sinton Ingalls — Ezra Kidder — Harold Taft King — Jabez Comstock Knight — Taft Alfred Larson — Otis Taft Locke — Edwin Clyde McCants — Gertrude Taft McGeorge — Frederic Taft Olds — Robert William Packwood — Herbert Taft Root — Taft Schreiber
  Taft, Alexander T., Jr. — of Kentucky. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1981, 1985-86. Still living as of 1986.
  Taft, Allen R. — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. American Labor candidate for New York state assembly from Queens County 5th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Alphonso (1810-1891) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Townshend, Windham County, Vt., November 5, 1810. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856, 1860 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1856; superior court judge in Ohio, 1865-72; candidate for nomination for Governor of Ohio, 1875; U.S. Secretary of War, 1876; U.S. Attorney General, 1876-77; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1882-84; Russia, 1884-85. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 21, 1891 (age 80 years, 197 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvia (Hayward) Taft and Peter Rawson Taft; married, August 29, 1841, to Fannie Phelps (1823-1852); married, December 26, 1853, to Louisa Maria Torrey (1827-1907); father of Charles Phelps Taft, William Howard Taft and Henry Waters Taft; grandfather of Walbridge S. Taft, Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; great-grandfather of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; second great-grandfather of Robert Alphonso Taft III; second cousin once removed of Willard J. Chapin; third cousin twice removed of George Franklin Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Adams, Samuel Huntington and Daniel Chapin; fourth cousin of William Warner Hoppin, John Milton Thayer and Edward M. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of Bela Edgerton, Heman Ticknor, Elisha Dyer, Jr., William Nelson Taft and Arthur Chapin (1855-?).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Arthur M. (b. 1854) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass., January 28, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Twenty-First Worcester District, 1901-06; member of Massachusetts state senate First Worcester District, 1906-07. Congregationalist. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Brigham A. Taft.
  Taft, Arthur Robert (b. 1859) — of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass., February 19, 1859. Merchant; financier; president, Uxbridge & Northbridge Electric Light Co.; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Taft and Mary (Balcom) Taft; married 1880 to Mary Seagrave; married, May 2, 1889, to Rose F. George.
  Taft, Bob See Robert Alphonso Taft III
Charles P. Taft Taft, Charles Phelps (1843-1929) — also known as Charles P. Taft; Charlie Taft — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 21, 1843. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1871-73; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1895-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1900, 1908, 1912; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1904. Philanthropist; owner, Chicago Cubs baseball team. Died, of pneumonia, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 31, 1929 (age 86 years, 10 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alphonso Taft and Fannie (Phelps) Taft (1823-1852); half-brother of William Howard Taft and Henry Waters Taft; married, December 4, 1873, to Annie Sinton; uncle of Walbridge S. Taft, Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; grandson of Peter Rawson Taft; granduncle of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; great-granduncle of Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-); second cousin twice removed of Willard J. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of William Warner Hoppin, John Milton Thayer, Edward M. Chapin and George Franklin Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Taft, Charles Phelps II (1897-1983) — also known as Charles P. Taft — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 20, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-28; member, Cincinnati City Council, 1938-42; Republican candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1952, 1958 (primary); mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1955-57. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Skull and Bones; Phi Beta Kappa; American Legion. Died June 24, 1983 (age 85 years, 277 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Howard Taft and Helen (Herron) Taft; brother of Robert Alphonso Taft; married, October 6, 1917, to Eleanor Kellogg Chase (daughter of Irving Hall Chase); father of Seth Chase Taft; nephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; uncle of William Howard Taft III and Robert Taft, Jr.; grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; grandnephew of William Collins; granduncle of Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-); great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin thrice removed of Willard J. Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Charles W. — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Republican. Chair of Oswego County Republican Party, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Charles W. — of Oneida, Madison County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Charlie See Charles Phelps Taft
  Taft, Elihu Barber (1847-1929) — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., March 25, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; member of Vermont state senate from Chittenden County, 1888-90. Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1929 (age about 82 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Eleazer Taft and Ellen M. (Barber) Taft; married, April 1, 1875, to Lucia A. Johnson (1852-1875).
  Epitaph: "A Useful Man."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Emily See Emily Taft Douglas
  Taft, Esther K. — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956 (alternate). Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Francis H. — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Republican. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Fred L. — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 21st District, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, George E. (born c.1855) — of Unionville, Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., about 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Gideon — of Washington County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Washington County, 1807-08. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Henry Waters (1859-1945) — also known as Henry W. Taft — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, May 27, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; counsel, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; director, Central Savings Bank of New York; trustee, Mutual Life Insurance Company;; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1898; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924. Member, American Bar Association; Skull and Bones; Psi Upsilon. Tripped and fell on April 27, suffered a hip injury, and subsequently died as a result, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 11, 1945 (age 86 years, 76 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria (Torrey) Taft (1827-1907); half-brother of Charles Phelps Taft; brother of William Howard Taft; married, March 28, 1883, to Julia Walbridge Smith (died 1942); father of Walbridge S. Taft; uncle of Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; grandson of Peter Rawson Taft; granduncle of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; great-granduncle of Robert Alphonso Taft III; second cousin twice removed of Willard J. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of William Warner Hoppin, John Milton Thayer (1820-1906), Edward M. Chapin and George Franklin Chapin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Davis family; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Taft, Herbert James (b. 1860) — also known as Herbert J. Taft — of Greenville, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Mason, Hillsborough County, N.H., September 1, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1890-91; member of New Hampshire state senate 15th District, 1905-06. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Taft and Mary (Wilson) Taft; married, October 21, 1887, to Ida F. Chamberlin.
  Taft, Hoover — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Hope (born c.1944) — also known as Hope Rothert — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., about 1944. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004. Female. Member, Habitat for Humanity. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Married to Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Taft, James L., Jr. — of Cranston, Providence County, R.I. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1972 (delegation chair). Still living as of 1972.
  Taft, James Scollay (b. 1844) — also known as James S. Taft — of Keene, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Nelson, Cheshire County, N.H., July 16, 1844. Republican. Dry goods merchant; pottery manufacturer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1895; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1903; mayor of Keene, N.H., 1903-05. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Taft and Nancy (Burnap) Taft; married, January 9, 1874, to Helen A. Ball.
  Taft, John R., Jr. — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Mayor of North Adams, Mass., 1983. Still living as of 1983.
  Taft, Joseph S. — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Republican. Postmaster at Houston, Tex., 1865-66. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Kathy — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Taft, Kingsley Arter (1903-1970) — also known as Kingsley A. Taft — of Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 19, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1933-34; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1946-47; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1948-62, 1962-70; died in office 1970. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 28, 1970 (age 66 years, 252 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick L. Taft and Mary Alice (Arter) Taft; married, September 14, 1927, to Louise Dakin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Levi B. — of Michigan. Circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1874-75. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Marcus — of Woodstock, Windham County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Woodstock, 1837. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Minnie — of Moore, Cleveland County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Orray, Jr. (b. 1909) — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., February 21, 1909. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Guadalajara, 1932; Warsaw, as of 1934-38; Algiers, 1942; U.S. Consul in Mexicali, 1942; Havana, 1943-45; Vancouver, 1945-48; Tripoli, 1949-51; Sydney, 1956-60. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Orray Taft and Mary Margaret (Aylesworth) Taft; married, September 11, 1933, to Janet Chapman Davidson.
  Taft, Pauline Gertrude See Gertrude Taft McGeorge
  Taft, Peter Rawson (1785-1867) — of Vermont. Born in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass., April 14, 1785. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1820. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 1, 1867 (age 81 years, 262 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Taft (1743-1808) and Rhoda (Rawson) Taft (1749-1827); married, December 5, 1810, to Sylvia Howard (c.1792-1866); father of Alphonso Taft; grandfather of Charles Phelps Taft, William Howard Taft and Henry Waters Taft; great-grandfather of Walbridge S. Taft, Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II (1897-1983); second great-grandfather of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; third great-grandfather of Robert Alphonso Taft III; third cousin once removed of William Warner Hoppin and John Milton Thayer; third cousin twice removed of Elisha Dyer, Jr. and William Nelson Taft; third cousin thrice removed of William Greene, Wilson Henry Fairbank and Arthur Laban Bates; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Clement Fessenden, Benjamin Fessenden, John Milton Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Putnam W. — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Union candidate for mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Robert, Jr. (1917-1993) — of Indian Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 26, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1955-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1963-65, 1967-71 (at-large 1963-65, 1st District 1967-71); U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1971-76; defeated, 1964, 1976. Member, American Bar Association. Died December 7, 1993 (age 76 years, 284 days). Interment at Indian Hill Episcopal Church Cemetery, Indian Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Alphonso Taft and Martha (Bowers) Taft; brother of William Howard Taft III; married 1939 to Blanca Noel (died); married 1969 to Katharine W. Perry; father of Robert Alphonso Taft III; nephew of Charles Phelps Taft II (1897-1983); grandson of William Howard Taft; grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; great-grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; great-grandnephew of William Collins; second great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin of Seth Chase Taft; first cousin once removed of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin four times removed of Willard J. Chapin; distant relative *** of Ezra Taft Benson.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Robert — of Greenville, Hillsborough County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
Robert A. Taft Taft, Robert Alphonso (1889-1953) — also known as Robert A. Taft; "Mr. Republican"; "Mr. Integrity"; "Our Illustrious Dunderhead" — of Indian Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 8, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1921-26; Speaker of the Ohio State House of Representatives, 1926; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1932, 1944; member of Ohio state senate, 1931-32; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1939-53; died in office 1953; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952. Episcopalian. Member, Psi Upsilon. Co-sponsor of the Taft-Hartley Act. Died, from malignant tumors, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 31, 1953 (age 63 years, 326 days). Interment at Indian Hill Episcopal Church Cemetery, Indian Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio; memorial monument at Capitol Grounds, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Howard Taft and Helen (Herron) Taft (1861-1943); brother of Charles Phelps Taft II (1897-1983); married, October 17, 1914, to Martha Wheaton Bowers (1889-1958; daughter of Lloyd Wheaton Bowers; granddaughter of Thomas Wilson); father of William Howard Taft III and Robert Taft, Jr.; nephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; uncle of Seth Chase Taft; grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; grandfather of Robert Alphonso Taft III; grandnephew of William Collins; great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin thrice removed of Willard J. Chapin; distant relative *** of Ezra Taft Benson.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert A. Taft: James T. Patterson, Mr. Republican : A Biography of Robert A. Taft
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1960)
  Taft, Robert Alphonso III (b. 1942) — also known as Bob Taft — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 8, 1942. Republican. Served in the Peace Corps; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1977-81; Hamilton County Commissioner, 1981-90; secretary of state of Ohio, 1991-99; Governor of Ohio, 1999-2007; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004; in 2005, he pleaded no contest to four misdemeanors involving failure to disclose gifts, and was fined $4,000; subsequently reprimanded by the Ohio Supreme Court. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Taft, Jr.; married to Hope Rothert; nephew of William Howard Taft III; grandson of Robert Alphonso Taft; grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft II; great-grandson of William Howard Taft; great-grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; second great-grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; second great-grandnephew of William Collins; third great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin once removed of Seth Chase Taft (1922-?); first cousin twice removed of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin five times removed of Willard J. Chapin; distant relative *** of Ezra Taft Benson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Taft, Royal Chapin (1823-1912) — also known as Royal C. Taft — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Northbridge, Worcester County, Mass., February 14, 1823. Republican. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1880-84; Governor of Rhode Island, 1888-89; president, Merchants National Bank; president, Boston & Providence Railroad; director, New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. Died June 4, 1912 (age 89 years, 111 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Orsmus Taft and Margaret (Smith) Taft; married, October 31, 1850, to Mary Frances Aimington.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Russell Smith (1835-1902) — also known as Russell S. Taft — of Vermont. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., January 28, 1835. Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1872-74; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1880-99; chief justice of Vermont Supreme Court, 1899-1902. Died in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., March 22, 1902 (age 67 years, 53 days). Interment at Morse Cemetery, Williston, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Taft and Orinda (Kimball) Taft; married to Maria Louise Carlisle and Jane Marlett.
  Epitaph: "Blessed is he who has found his work."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Taft, Seth Chase (b. 1922) — also known as Seth C. Taft — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 31, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate for Ohio state senate, 1962; candidate for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1967; Cuyahoga County Commissioner, 1971; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1982. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Jaycees. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eleanor (Chase) Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; married, June 19, 1943, to Frances Prindle; nephew of Robert Alphonso Taft; grandson of William Howard Taft and Irving Hall Chase; grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; great-grandson of Alphonso Taft, Stephen Wright Kellogg, John Williamson Herron and Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896); great-grandnephew of William Collins (1818-1878); second great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin of William Howard Taft III and Robert Taft, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Walbridge S. Taft, Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970) and Robert Alphonso Taft III; second cousin thrice removed of Marden Sabin and Joseph Spalding; second cousin four times removed of Willard J. Chapin, George Anson Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather and David Austin Starkweather; second cousin five times removed of Alvah Sabin and George Smith Catlin; third cousin twice removed of Clement Phineas Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Howard Starkweather.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Taft, Thomas K. — of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for New York state senate 25th District, 1912; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, Tim — Republican. Candidate in primary for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Taft, Walbridge S. (1884-1951) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Pelham Manor, Westchester County, N.Y., November 29, 1884. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1916. Died in 1951 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Julia Walbridge (Smith) Taft and Henry Waters Taft; nephew of Charles Phelps Taft and William Howard Taft; grandson of Alphonso Taft; great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft; first cousin of Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; first cousin once removed of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; first cousin twice removed of Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-); second cousin thrice removed of Willard J. Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Taft, Willard — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Mayor of Spokane, Wash., 1956-57. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Taft, William H. — of Connecticut. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
William H. Taft Taft, William Howard (1857-1930) — also known as William H. Taft; "Big Bill" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Washington, D.C. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 15, 1857. Republican. Superior court judge in Ohio, 1887-90; U.S. Solicitor General, 1890-92; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals, 1892-1900; law professor; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1901-04; U.S. Secretary of War, 1904-08; President of the United States, 1909-13; defeated, 1912; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1921-30. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Psi Upsilon; Skull and Bones; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1930 (age 72 years, 174 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria (Torrey) Taft (1827-1907); half-brother of Charles Phelps Taft; brother of Henry Waters Taft; married, June 19, 1886, to Helen Louise 'Nellie' Herron (1861-1943; daughter of John Williamson Herron; niece of William Collins; granddaughter of Ela Collins); father of Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; uncle of Walbridge S. Taft; grandson of Peter Rawson Taft; grandfather of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; great-grandfather of Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-); second cousin twice removed of Willard J. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of William Warner Hoppin, John Milton Thayer, Edward M. Chapin and George Franklin Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Walter P. Johnson — Fred Warner Carpenter — Charles D. Hilles
  Epitaph: "#S#(1908) Progress and Prosperity."
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Howard Taft: Paolo Enrico Coletta, The Presidency of William Howard Taft — James Chace, 1912 : Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs : The Election that Changed the Country — Alpheus Thomas Mason, William Howard Taft — Lewis L. Gould, The William Howard Taft Presidency
  Critical books about William Howard Taft: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1901
  Taft, William Howard III (1915-1991) — of Ohio; Connecticut; Washington, D.C. Born in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, August 7, 1915. Republican. U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1953-57; U.S. Consul General in Lourenco Marques, 1960-62. Died in 1991 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Alphonso Taft and Martha Wheaton (Bowers) Taft; brother of Robert Taft, Jr.; married, June 27, 1942, to Barbara Hoult Bradfield; nephew of Charles Phelps Taft II; uncle of Robert Alphonso Taft III (1942-); grandson of William Howard Taft; grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; great-grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; great-grandnephew of William Collins; second great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin of Seth Chase Taft; first cousin once removed of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin four times removed of Willard J. Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Taft, William L. — of Monroe County, Mich. Candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1964; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 38th Circuit, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Taft, William Nelson (1847-1889) — also known as William N. Taft — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Smithfield, Providence County, R.I., 1847. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; postmaster at Charleston, S.C., 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1884. Died in 1889 (age about 42 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Taft (1814-1897) and Harriet Taft (1817-1881); married, August 2, 1881, to Mary Richardson Moses; third cousin twice removed of Peter Rawson Taft (1785-1867) and Celora Martin Stoddard; fourth cousin once removed of Alphonso Taft and John Milton Thayer.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Davis family; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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